Recently I was tasked with coming up with a new angle on an old favorite. I love our skyline, but I may have been stuck in a rut. So I went out looking for a new place and a new space. Below is one shot of the old tried and true, and the rest are what I found when I went looking for something new.
I had a wonderful morning shooting some new family portraits for some friends of mine. Please enjoy a few of the moments we captured today.
Went for a walk about today and snapped a couple photos. Here is one of the keepers #KCLOVES
I don't normally shoot cars a lot. I have shot cars in the past, but I prefer to shoot the people around them. I have seen and forgotten more photos of cars then I can count. But cars and people can make for high drama, and tell powerful stories in a single image. That is why I prefer to shoot cars and people, as apposed to JUST cars. That being said, I am not a purist in many things. So when my wife tasked me with a photography project, I found myself shooting a car show at her behest. While wondering around looking for interesting things to shoot, I came across Charles, and his two Volkswagens. I spent quite a while speaking with him, and learning all about his cars, and the processes of bringing them to their current state. It was very impressive to listen to the hard work and years of dedication that have gone into restoring these two cars.
Here is a little bit of background from Charles on the two vehicles.
"The VW buss is a Type II Double Door Panel buss with walk thru seats, all stock with the Safari window kit added and the Paint stock colors being Sealing Wax red on the bottom and ..........ivory on the top with the bumpers painted sealing wax red instead of the stock ivory color. The big difference on the paint is we used the current Standox (german company) urethane basecoat clearcoat system instead of single stage paint. The under body was sprayed with Raptor black bedliner for protection and color. It has an original 40HP engine left stock. This buss was designed to deliver in the european alleys with all kind of produce. We have owned the panel for about 30 years and finally got fired up about getting finished for the Eureka Springs VW show in August this year.
The Black VW is a 1954 bettle brought back from Germany by a Military family and a gentleman from Aurora , Colorado bought it from the original owner who then sold it to us. It is an Oval window car with Semaphore turn signals all original with some accessories added like the rear window slat shade. It has an original 36HP engine.
Its been repainted in different panels over the past 20 years."
So while these photos in and of themselves on their own may not be all that compelling, the blood sweat and tears that have gone into them very much is.
I spent a slightly damp Sunday shooting adoption photos for the KC Pet Project. All of these fur babies need forever homes. Please like and share to help get them adopted! As far as I know all of these beauties are all at the KC Shelter location.
KC Animal Shelter: 4400 Raytown Rd. Kansas City, MO
I really enjoy shooting long exposure photography. Unfortunately I haven't had many opportunities lately. That is why when I saw a Fair on my way home the other night, once I got home, I grabbed my gear and headed back to the fair with my Fuji X70 and tripod In hand. Here are the results.
Some friends recently asked me to do some maternity photos for them, and they wanted a Kansas theme. It just turned out that the timing was right to head out to the land of OZ and get some beautiful photos with some Sunflowes at Grinter Farms just passed the yellow brick road.
Along with headshots and family portrait sessions, I also do fine art prints. Feel free to email me about pricing and options ( Don@DGawfPhoto.com ). Here are just a couple recent black and white minimalist pieces I've completed. Hope you enjoy them!
Did you know I did headshots? I do headshots. But not like in call of duty. I Do mine with a camera. Feel free to call or email me if you need your own.
This week I had my first opportunity to ride in a helicopter with @RiversEdgeKC out of the Charles B Wheeler Downtown Airport just north of downtown Kansas City. Walking up to the helicopter I was nervous with excitement and anticipation, having never done anything like this before.
Once I was strapped into the front seat, a bit of reality set in that soon nothing but some spinning rotors, and aluminum body work would separate me from the ground below, and I may have started to have a mild bit of a panic inside my head. Of course, I played it cool on the outside while Tim got everything ready to go.
Luckily, once we got a few feet off of the ground, my mild palpitations turned from panic and fear into an unrelenting wave of sheer excitement. And soon I was more concerned about my shot then the fact that I was in a doors off flight with just a seatbelt keeping me in my place. This was by far one of the most exhilarating things I have done in a long time. And the fact I was able to capture some amazing images (more to come on that) made it all the better.
There sure where a lot of dogs at this months First Friday in the Crossroads Art District near Downtown Kansas City. Here are a few I was able to capture.
I took this shot in the River Market just north of Downtown Kansas City. I didn't notice until I started looking at the shots on my computer the two little girls in Disney Princes costumes. Kind of made the shot for me.
I had to go to Austin TX this week for work and found my onto 6th street. Found a contortionist in the middle of those inside a suitcase and another man looking for investors into his agricultural endeavors.
My good friend Todd stopped by the other day here in south Kansas City to get a new headshot to update his social media presence. Here is one of the keeper shots from the shoot. we had a good time catching up and catching a couple of good shots. If your interested in getting a new head shot feel free to contact me at Don@DGawfPhoto.com
If you are in or around the Kansas City area and need a head shot please feel free to give me a shout @ Don@DGawfPhoto.COM for pricing and scheduling. Here is an example of a recent shot I did. There are some other examples in the "People" section of my website. WWW.DGawfPhoto.com
I found this little flower growing out of the crack between my house and patio.